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There have been an "unprecedented" number of UFO sightings reported in the North Island over the past two months, UFO watchers say.
And aliens may even have visited Northland in the past five weeks, with one man reporting seeing a UFO land in the region, Suzanne Hansen, director from Ufocus NZ research network said.
She said: "He's a very credible source. He saw an object that had landed and said it was definitely not an aircraft or like anything else he had seen.
"I've got 30 (UFO/UAP) reports on my desk at the moment from the upper North Island and Northland from the past couple of weeks that we're yet to process [on top of the many others] ... It's unprecedented."
Mr Gillard said the white and blueish lights were definitely not a helicopter or plane and darted about at speed for several minutes before simply vanishing.
"I've never seen anything like it before, but it definitely wasn't somebody with a torch or vehicles as it was above the skyline, not on the hills," he said.
Inquiries could not find any helicopters or planes operating in the area at that time yesterday morning.
"The problem with UFO sightings is that there are a such a huge number of possible explanations for them.
"Something like 80-90 per cent are people mistaking things like Venus for UFOs."